We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Portside Bar and Restaurant

34475 Port Superior Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-4937
+1 715-779-5380
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (8 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
34475 Port Superior Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-4937
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (96)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Portside has a completely new management team. The difference is striking. Everything looks spotless. The service was very good. More importantly the food was back to the way it was several years ago.

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

First time here. The food was absolutely amazing! The staff was very friendly & the waitress was always at our table! The steak & the fish are delicious! The view is amazing of the marina!!

Thank Ashley P
Michele P, Guest Relations Manager at Portside Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit, Ashley! Thank you for choosing Portside for your anniversary dinner, and thank you for taking the time to write your review. Hope you'll join us again soon!

Reviewed 22 October 2016

The view overlooking the sailboats in the marina is always soothing. The whitefish livers are a real delicacy. The menu is varied enough to have both bar apps or full meal. Food is good, the remodeled facility is very nice.

Thank MNescaped
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Pikes Bay Marina and found this gem of a restaurant next door. The Portside restaurant serves great home cooked meals using local ingredients. Not only were the meals delicious but very reasonably priced. We ate there four times during our long weekend...More

Thank Nova0129
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We were in Bayfield over July 4th weekend with our dog and for that reason could only go out to eat at places with dog friendly outdoor seating. Portside had the perfect deck allowing our sweet dog to enjoy the beautiful morning with us. We...More

Thank Hov1015
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Portside has always been a wonderful annual dining experience for us. We have returned to Bayfield yearly and have always chosen to eat here at least twice during our stay. However, our most experience two days ago lead us to feel that we might not...More

Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Short on help, therefore poor service. Was not pleased with one of our meals. Did provide a nice view of marina.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had the fish soup and BBQ Japanese chicken which were both very good. Hamburger was OK. Service was great. Thanks for the fun view of the harbor and people watching as boats arrived and departed.

Thank Delores G
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I had the whitefish sandwich special, it was very fresh fish, and garnished with a tasty slaw. My wife had the Japanese BBQ chicken sandwich and she loved it. We'll be back for sure.

Thank T N
Management response:Responded 29 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner recently, and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

Reviewed 17 July 2016

I have been workin here at this beautiful restaurant since June 2015. The view is absolutely gorgeous I always say its the best view in bayfield. Sad as it is I will no longer be working here. I'm sure going to miss all my coworkers....More

5  Thank _heidilj89
Management response:Responded 29 July 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words! We love having such a wonderful variety of people on our staff and look forward to your future visits. All the best to you!

Nearby Restaurants
Maggie's Restaurant
631 reviews
3.53 km away
Beach Club
186 reviews
5.16 km away
Big Water Coffee Roasters
312 reviews
3.80 km away
Tom's Burned Down Cafe
96 reviews
5.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
139 reviews
3.61 km away
Bayfield Maritime Museum
64 reviews
3.67 km away
Blue Vista Farm
29 reviews
1.47 km away
Stone's Throw Art Gallery
19 reviews
3.69 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Portside Bar and Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34475 Port Superior Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-4937
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 715-779-5380
  • E-mail
Portside is located at Port Superior Marina, just two miles south of Bayfield on Highway 13. We're open seasonally - May thru October, when the boats are in the water.

We offer casual waterside dining with both indoor and outdoor seating. Our All-American menu features burgers and sandwiches, pasta and salads, fresh fish, seafood and steaks, as well as a special menu just for kids.

Join us for our Friday night Fish Fry, and Saturday night Prime Rib special! You'll love our wine list and specialty cocktails, too.

Come and enjoy our beautiful marina views Tuesday thru Sunday! We open at 4pm for Happy Hour, and Dinner is served 5-9pm. Catch the Big Top Shuttle right outside our door! Portside's bar is open til 10 pm on Fridays and Midnight on Saturdays. Breakfast is served Saturdays & Sundays, 7 - 11am. Hope to see you soon!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing